Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

OCTOBER 5, 2004 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004- 45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04- 05, TO INCREASE THE RPV TV CHANNEL 33 BUDGET FOR EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT CHARGES OCTOBER 5, 2004 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004- 45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04- 05, TO INCREASE THE RPV TV CHANNEL 33 BUDGET FOR EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT CHARGES

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

FROM: CITY MANAGER

DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2004

SUBJECT: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004- 45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04- 05, TO INCREASE THE RPV TV CHANNEL 33 BUDGET FOR EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT CHARGES

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Resolution No. 2004- , amending Resolution No. 2004-45, the Budget Appropriation for FY04-05, to increase the RPV TV Channel 33 budget within the General Fund and the Telecom Equipment budget within the Equipment Replacement Fund.

BACKGROUND

At their August 31, 2004 meeting, the City Council approved an agreement with Cox Communications under which Cox will install a fiber optic connection from the Cox headend at the Peninsula Center to the City Studio along with a modulator at each end of the connection to create a working video and audio television connection between the Studio to enable direct broadcast onto Cox Channel 33

The equipment installed under the Agreement will be owned and controlled by the City. However, the City has agreed Cox will maintain and the City will fund the cost of maintaining the modulators and cable in a functional condition that will allow ongoing transmission of City programs on Channel 33. Cox will consult with the City regarding the cost of any repairs that exceed $1000. Invoices presented to the City for necessary repairs will be fully itemized.

DISCUSSION

The cost of installing the fiber optic connection and modulators will be approximately $41,500. The City has agreed to pay the cost of materials and installation up to this amount upon final testing of the system and acceptance by the City and presentation of an itemized invoice by Cox. In addition to the initial cost of the equipment an annual equipment replacement charge equal to 1/7 of the initial cost of the equipment ($5,930) will be included in the Channel 33 budget this year and for the succeeding seven years to maintain and replace the fiber optic cable and modulators.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The attached resolution authorizes an additional revenue and expenditure within the Equipment Replacement Fund resulting in a net impact of zero. Authorizing funds for the fiber optic connection will reduce the General Fund Reserves by $47,430 during the current fiscal year. A Statement of Estimated General Fund Reserves is attached for the Council’s information.

Respectfully submitted,

Les Evans

City Manager

Attachment: RESOLUTION NO. 2004 -

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS

VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04-05, TO INCREASE THE RPV TV CHANNEL 33 BUDGET FOR EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT CHARGES

WHEREAS, Section 3.32 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code provides that all expenditures in excess of budgeted allocations must be by supplemental appropriation of the City Council: and

WHEREAS, on June 1, 2004, the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes adopted Resolution 2004-45, approving a spending plan and authorizing a budget appropriation for FY04-05; and

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to fund the fiber optic cable and modulators to connect the RPV TV Channel 33 studio to the Cox Communications network and provide adequate funds to maintain and replace the cable and equipment.

BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:

The following adjustments be made to the FY04-05 budget:

Increase the General fund budget as follows:

RPV TV Channel 33 101-1006-411.94-10 Equip Replcmt Chrg $47,430

Increase the Equipment Replacement Fund as follows:

Interfund Revenue 681-2082-381.20-00 Equip Replcmt Chrg $47,430

Equipment Purchase 681-6083-499.75-10 Telecom Equip $41,500

Equipment Deprec 681-6083-499.79-00 Telecom Equip $ 5,930

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THE 7th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2004.

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MAYOR

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK

State of California )

County of Los Angeles )ss

City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, JO PURCELL, City Clerk of The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2004- was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at regular meeting thereof held on September 7, 2004.

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CITY CLERK, CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES